The popular and critically acclaimed BLACK VOID role-playing game launched in 2019. This free quickstart presents the essential rules and content enabling you to play the game.
Combined with the free downloadable adventure: THE FLIGHT FROM SALVATION SQUARE you are ready to embark upon your first BLACK VOID adventure immediately.
- The basic character-building system
- An introduction to the dynamic and easy-to-use D12 rules system
- Selected manoeuvres to run enticing combat encounters
- Rudimentary Blood ritual mechanics
- Weapons and armour sample lists
- Basic Arbiter's guide including abridged Fear¸ Madness¸ Injury tables and more...
In the days when Babylon was the greatest city on Earth¸ humankind lived in placid ignorance of the grandeur¸ vastness and horror of the Cosmos. Following cataclysmic events on Earth¸ the fragile Veil between reality and the Void was shattered¸ and the truth of existence was revealed. As mankind cried to their Gods for salvation¸ they were torn from Earth by Void torrents and the surviving peoples were scattered among the stars. Countless were lost¸ and mankind seemed all but perished.
Over the decades the lone survivors¸ stragglers and ragged remnants of humankind's tribes struggled for survival across countless uncaring worlds. However¸ a few managed to go beyond mere subsistence and travelled the Void currents to find fabled Llyhn¸ the epicentre of the Cosmos. The survivors congregated and created enclaves within the Eternal City - small communities where mankind could survive and start to rebuild all which was lost.
You are descendants of the survivors from Earth¸ the lost cradle of humanity. Llyhn is your home now. Swarming with outlandish life forms¸ eccentric Daimons and fickle demigods; it is a swelling cosmopolis of intrigue¸ wonder¸ treachery¸ corruption¸ beauty¸ decadence and eldritch menace.
Behind you lie the smouldering ruins of a once-great species trying to reclaim former glory¸ before you the mysteries of Llyhn and a vast treacherous Cosmos… For humankind¸ survival is only the beginning!
BLACK VOID uses an original ruleset. "Simplicity grants diversity" is the primary maxim behind the Black Void RPG system. The mechanics are based on a few basic principles¸ making the rules easy to grasp and implement¸ which in the end gives more time for the fun bit¸ namely playing the game.
D12 BASED RULES SYSTEM: Actions are resolved by a single roll using a twelve-sided dice to determine their success or failure. Actions have a difficulty rating¸ which is the value the dice-roll must equal or exceed for the action to be successful. Rolls are modified by adding Trait¸ ability and conditional modifiers.
A key feature is that actions can be associated with differing Traits and skills - enabling players to adopt their individual style depending on circumstances or personal preference.
EASY AND FLEXIBLE CHARACTER CREATION: The character creation rules allow you to "build" a character in simple steps where points are allocated to determine the features¸ strengths and weaknesses of the character. The quickstart features an abbreviated version comprising Traits¸ Talents¸ Backgrounds¸ Attributes¸ Powers and Skills.
TACTICAL FAST-PACED COMBAT SYSTEM: Based on a strategic application of manoeuvres; combat is designed to be simple yet dramatic¸ exciting and unpredictable. Ultimately compelling combatants to adapt tactics and thinking creatively to gain the upper hand.
NONLINEAR AND VERSATILE CHARACTER PROGRESSION: As characters progress in the game¸ they advan